Jobs I Do Not Want To Have When I Grow Up

His jacket reads “Minato Tobacco Rules”

Walking back from the Nezu Museum this week, I was crossing the street behind this official government worker. Yes, his job is to walk around my neighborhood in a flourescent yellow windbreaker, picking up soggy cigarette butts with industrial-sized tongs.

Let’s just zoom in on that satisfying day’s work, shall we?

Jonelle Patrick tries to avoid all gainful employment by writing novels set in Tokyo

When Detective Kenji Nakamura’s phone rings with the news that his mother’s death wasn’t an accident, his life begins to unravel…read more